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Modern & Contemporary Art

José Clemente Orozco: The Epic of American Civilization

The Epic of American Civilization is an extensive mural cycle created by Mexican artist José Clemente Orozco between 1932 and 1934. One of Orozco’s finest creations and one of Dartmouth’s most treasured works, it was designated a national historic landmark in 2013.

Featured Collection: Environmental Art

In keeping with Dartmouth’s longstanding leadership in teaching and research related to climate and the environment, the Hood Museum of Art has developed significant holdings of art that touches on these themes, particularly in the area of contemporary photography, with works by Subhankar Banerjee, Virginia Beahan,

Recent Acquisitions: Kiki Smith, Hoarfrost with Rabbit, 2014

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2015

Kiki Smith, Hoarfrost with Rabbit [now titled Refuge], 2014, stainless steel

I trust my work. It’s a collaboration with the material, and when it’s viewed, it’s a collaboration with the world. What your work is resides in between those different spaces.
—Kiki Smith, 2005

Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2015
Katherine Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. and Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming

Recent Acquisitions: Chike Obeagu, City Scape and City Dwellers II, 2015

Witness: A Recent Acquisition’s Transformative Engagement

Hood Quarterly, summer 2015
Juliette Bianco, Interim Director

A Conversation with Victor Ekpuk

Allan Houser: A Centennial Exhibition

Dartmouth College Celebrates Sculpture of Allan Houser

Recent Acquisitions: Pat Steir, Red and Red, 2014

Water Ways: Tension and Flow

Hood Quarterly, spring 2015

Water is ubiquitous in our lives. We use it for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and recreation. It affects where we choose to live and is integral to many people’s work. This exhibition explores water’s impact on human life and humanity’s impact on water.

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